Oracle Solaris Critical Patch Update : oct2020_SRU11_3_36_23_0

critical Nessus Plugin ID 141772


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The remote Solaris system is missing a security patch from CPU oct2020.


This Solaris system is missing necessary patches to address a critical security update :

- Vulnerability in the Oracle Solaris product of Oracle Systems (component: Pluggable authentication module).
Supported versions that are affected are 10 and 11.
Easily exploitable vulnerability allows unauthenticated attacker with network access via multiple protocols to compromise Oracle Solaris. While the vulnerability is in Oracle Solaris, attacks may significantly impact additional products. Successful attacks of this vulnerability can result in takeover of Oracle Solaris.
CVSS 3.1 Base Score 10.0 (Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability impacts). CVSS Vector:


Install the oct2020 CPU from the Oracle support website.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 141772

File Name: solaris_oct2020_SRU11_3_36_23_0.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Published: 10/21/2020

Updated: 6/3/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 10


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:solaris:11.3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Solaris11/release

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/1/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/21/2020

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Oracle Solaris SunSSH PAM parse_user_name() Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-14871

IAVA: 2020-A-0485-S